History of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Jiu Jitsu is an intuitive practice that has manifestations in various cultures and historical moments. The basic principles behind Jiu Jitsu can be traced back to Greece, India, China, Rome, Native America, and more. For this reason, it’s tricky to say exactly when and where Jiu Jitsu officially originated. To understand the source of Jiu Jitsu, we must look beyond the physical techniques, considering key elements such as the philosophy, purpose, and moral code that defines the practice. The timeline below shows some of the main influences that have shaped the world of modern-day Jiu Jitsu.